Resources for Teaching and Learning About Intersectionality

by Marsha Rakestraw All of us have a variety of characteristics that contribute to who we are: our gender and ethnicity. Our income level and beliefs about religion/spirituality. Our sexual orientation and level of able-bodiedness. Our geographic location and age. And so much more. Each of these characteristics can influence both our level of privilege…

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Resources for Teaching About Charlottesville, White Supremacy, Racism, and Hate

by Marsha Rakestraw Over the weekend, hatred and violence descended on Charlottesville, Virginia, as white nationalists amassed  to “take America back,” and opponents gathered to protest white supremacy and oppression. On Friday night white supremacists marched on the University of Virginia campus, carrying torches, chanting, and surrounding a small group of counterprotesters. On Saturday, people…

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4 Video Resources for Exploring Race, Racism, Stereotypes, and Microaggressions

by Marsha Rakestraw Talking about race, racism, and institutional oppression can be challenging, especially when many white people are feeling defensive, uncomfortable, and confused. Videos, including those using humor, can be a great tool for introducing tough-to-talk-about conversations, and a meaningful catalyst for exploring what can be subtle, complex issues. Here are four resources that…

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Resources: Basic Necessities

Basic Necessities: A Woman’s Right

Students will gain empathy and understanding about women’s issues around the world, specifically related to health, hygiene, and education, and consider positive solutions, as well as ways they can help. Recommended for grades 10-12. Time: Two 45-60 minute class periods, with additional project time

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La Temida Comparación

La Temida Comparación

Estudiantes exploran las conexiones entre opresión de los humanos y de los animales. También exploran métodos de evitar opresión. Recomendado para grados 7 y mayor Duración: 45-60 minutos

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Resources: Don't Tread On Me

No Me Pisoteís: Explorando La Opresión

Esta actividad ayuda a los estudiantes pensar crítico sobre la opresión: qué es y quién se efecta. También les invite considerer métodos de promoveer justicia e igualdad. Recomendado para grados 6 y mayor Duración: 60-90 minutos

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